Inventory Pages and Views

The Inventory pages show lists of managed items from all data sources. The Inventory menu shows only categories of items currently available to the product from the registered data sources. This menu is also limited to items types that are members of the groups in your user account permission set.
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The Inventory pages show lists of managed items from all data sources. The
Inventory
menu shows only categories of items currently available to the product from the registered data sources. This menu is also limited to items types that are members of the groups in your user account permission set.
Some dashboards and context pages show relevant inventory list views. These views show the same information as inventory pages.
Inventory lists provide minimal information to identify each item, such as device hostnames or IP addresses.
The following procedures are common to the inventory views:
  • Drill down to the context page for an item.
    Click the item in the list.
  • Sort by a column.
    Click the column heading.
  • Add or remove columns.
    Hover over a column heading, and then click the gear icon. Expand
    Columns
    , and then select or clear columns.
  • Run and On-Demand report.
    Select an item, and then click
    On Demand
    .
    For more information, see On-Demand Reports.
  • Retire a device, or mark it for maintenance.
    Select the device, and then click
    Manage Life Cycle
    .
    For more information, see Manage Device Life Cycles.
  • Enable or disable polling on specific interfaces.
    Select the interfaces, and then click
    Select Polling State
    .
    For more information, see Manage Interface Polling Behavior.
In this article:
Device Type Classification
Based on the device service information, the data aggregator automatically classifies manageable devices as Router, Switch, and Server types. Also, where applicable, the data aggregator associates managed devices with context types (Firewall, Load Balancer, Wireless Controller, and Wireless Access Point). The associated context types, including device types, appear listed in a column within device inventory tables.
The following list describes more device type classifications:
  • Pingable
    The device is not manageable.
    Example:
    The device does not respond to SNMP requests and its device type cannot be determined.
  • Manageable
    The device type is classified as Manageable when the following criteria are true:
    • The manageable device cannot be identified as Router, Switch, or Server.
    • The manageable device
      can
      be identified as Firewall, Load Balancer, Wireless Controller, or Wireless Access Point.
  • Other
    The device type is classified as Other when the following criteria are true:
    • The manageable device cannot be identified as Router, Switch, or Server.
    • The manageable device cannot be identified as Firewall, Load Balancer, Wireless Controller, or Wireless Access Point.
If the data aggregator does not identify the type of some SNMP-manageable devices as you expect, you can override the device or context types.
For more information, see Override Device Types.
Device Inventory with Alarm States
If you have configured
DX NetOps Spectrum
as a data source, you can view alarm states from the device inventory.
For more information, see Integrate with DX NetOps Spectrum for Fault Management.
The following columns in the device inventory contain alarm state information:
  • Current Alarm State
    View the current alarm state of the device. This column is displayed by default.
  • Last Alarm State Change
    View the date the alarm state last changed. This column is hidden by default.
The following alarm states are displayed:
  • Normal
  • Minor
  • Major
  • Critical
  • Maintenance
  • Suppressed
  • Initial
If the device is not synchronized over from
DX NetOps Spectrum
, the alarm state information is blank.
Inventory Hierarchy View
The inventory hierarchy view shows the group tree, devices, and components or interfaces. The group tree is pinned to the current group context for the dashboard or context page:
  • Select a group to filter the devices, components, and interfaces to the members of that group.
  • Select a device in the top pane to filter the interfaces or components in the bottom pane.
    The filter only shows results for a single device. If you select multiple devices, the bottom pane is not filtered.
Configure an Inventory Hierarchy View
For standard view configuration details, see Customize Views.
The inventory hierarchy view can show devices, components, and interfaces. To configure which item types appear, configure the following properties:
  • Select whether to show devices, components, or both.
  • If the view shows components, select the
    Component Context
    type. This property determines the type of components that appear in the view.